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    7 September 1923
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Copyright Republic of Austria, Federal Ministry of Interior

Law enforcement services in Austria are provided by the Directorate General for Public Security, a department of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

Nine regional police directorates report directly to the Federal Interior Ministry, providing police services through local, city or district commands. With a strength of nearly 28,000 men and women serving in the country’s nine states, the force is in charge of 774 police stations and 94 specialized stations (for example, dog handlers, traffic police, and so on).

Nine regional police directorates:

  • Burgenland;
  • Carinthia;
  • Lower Austria;
  • Salzburg;
  • Styria;
  • Tyrol;
  • Upper Austria;
  • Vienna;
  • Vorarlberg.

Directorate-General for Public Security:

  • Austrian Criminal Intelligence Service (Bundeskriminalamt);
  • Federal Bureau for State Protection and Counter Terrorism;
  • Operations and Crisis Coordination Centre;
  • Special Operations Unit Cobra;
  • Special Operations Unit Surveillance;
  • Police Air Support;
  • Operational Affairs;
  • Immigration Police and Border Control;
  • Federal Police (Bundespolizei).


The National Central Bureau (NCB) for Austria is part of the Austrian Criminal Intelligence Service (CIS) at the Federal Ministry of the Interior. INTERPOL Vienna police officers work at the following NCB crime desks:

  • Crime Strategy;
  • International Police Cooperation (National Units INTERPOL, Europol, Sirene);
  • Investigations, Organised Crime and General Crime;
  • Crime Analysis;
  • CID Support Services;
  • Forensics;
  • Economic Crime.
INTERPOL Vienna in action
16 May 2017

Terrorist and cybercrime threats to European security focus of INTERPOL meeting

ST JOHANN IM PONGAU, Austria – Addressing the increased risk of foreign terrorist fighters returning from conflict zones will be a key area for discussion during INTERPOL’s European Regional Conference.Following the ‘WannaCry’ global ransomware cyber-attack which affected many countries in Europe, specialists from the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovatio...
09 June 2016

Online sale of fake medicines and products targeted in INTERPOL operation

LYON, France - Fake cancer medication, substandard HIV and diabetes testing kits, counterfeit dental equipment and illicit surgical equipment – just a snapshot of the potentially life-threatening drugs and goods seized during INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea IX.Targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices and involving some 193 police, cu...
24 May 2016

INTERPOL Chief discusses global security issues with Austrian Interior Minister

VIENNA, Austria – Enhanced use of INTERPOL’s global policing capabilities to address terrorism and the organized crime networks behind migrant smuggling was the focus of a meeting between Secretary General Jürgen Stock and Austrian Minister of the Interior Wolfgang Sobotka.Border security was also high on the agenda, in relation to the implementation of r...
09 February 2016

Fugitive arrested two days after Austria connects to INTERPOL global database network

An automated check against INTERPOL databases just two days after the Austrian police linked its national network to INTERPOL’s global information system has led to the identification and arrest of a Red Notice subject wanted by Croatian police authorities for fraud.Demonstrating the added value that INTERPOL can bring when its global policing capabilitie...
27 November 2015

Austrian Interior Minister and INTERPOL Chief meet on international security cooperation

LYON, France – Austria’s Federal Minister of Interior, Johanna Mikl-Leitner, and INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock have held talks at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters to review concrete ways on advancing cooperation in a range of crime areas, including terrorism.During her visit, Minister Mikl-Leitner was updated on INTERPOL’s police capa...
28 September 2015

Fugitive extradited following strong cooperation between Russia and Austria INTERPOL Bureaus

LYON, France – A Russian INTERPOL Red Notice subject suspected of leading a violent organized crime gang in Siberia for nearly 20 years has been extradited from Austria to Russia as a result of investigative collaboration between the INTERPOL National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in Vienna and Moscow.Anatoly Radchenko is the suspected mastermind behind the noto...
05 May 2015

Global information sharing key to internal security: INTERPOL Chief

ST. PÖLTEN, Austria – Sharing information and intelligence among a global law enforcement network is key to combating the threat of terrorism, INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock told a gathering of European Interior Ministers.Addressing the Salzburg Forum Ministerial Conference in Austria, Secretary General Stock said the flows of terrorist activitie...
11 September 2014

INTERPOL-StAR conference aims to increase cooperation in asset recovery investigations

VIENNA, Austria – Ensuring asset recovery investigators have the tools and global support to carry out transnational investigations was the focus of the 5th Global Focal Point Conference on Asset Recovery in Vienna.More than 170 anti-corruption investigators and prosecutors from 79 countries attended the two-day (9 and 10 September) meeting, organized by...
11 September 2013

INTERPOL holds first training for match-fixing investigators

LAXENBURG, Austria – INTERPOL has held its first integrity in sport training course which focuses exclusively on law enforcement officers who investigate cases of match-fixing and illegal betting. Organized by INTERPOL’s Integrity in Sport unit with the support of the Austrian Ministry of Interior and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA),...
08 August 2012

INTERPOL operation leads to arrest of mastermind of multimillion Euro car smuggling ring

LYON, France – The suspected mastermind behind a global car smuggling ring, estimated to have trafficked luxury and sports vehicles worth around EUR 6 million since 2009, has been arrested following an INTERPOL-coordinated operation.The Russian national was taken into custody in Venice, Italy following INTERPOL’s Operation Eastbound which coordinated the...
12 January 2012

Austrian security chief’s visit to INTERPOL underlines country’s international security role

LYON, France – Austria’s Director General for Public Security, Herbert Anderl, today met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters to discuss security measures aimed at enhancing international cooperation against transnational crime.The visit by Mr Anderl underlined the close relationship between Austri...
16 December 2011

US law enforcement uses INTERPOL global database to catch and convict California multiple rapist

LYON, France ‒ The conviction in the US of an Afghan national wanted internationally for a series of rapes after a DNA match made by INTERPOL led to the suspect’s arrest in Austria in 2010 has been hailed by INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble as an example of what can be achieved through international police cooperation.Ali Achekzai, aged 33, who...
15 April 2011

INTERPOL hunt for international fugitives leads to numerous arrests across South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An INTERPOL operation targeting 207 internationally-wanted fugitives wanted for serious crimes including murder, kidnapping, organized crime and child sexual abuse believed to be hiding in South America has led to arrests across the continent and new investigative leads established for almost a quarter.Investigative leads develop...
10 December 2010

Vienna hosts first anti-corruption INTERPOL-StAR asset recovery meeting

VIENNA, Austria – INTERPOL and the World Bank-UNODC StAR (Stolen Asset Recovery) anti-corruption initiative, in co-operation with the U.S. Department of State, are holding the first StAR-INTERPOL Asset Recovery Focal Points meeting in Vienna, Austria, from 14 to 15 December. The event will include investigators, prosecutors and experts in the field of ass...
02 June 2010

INTERPOL President’s visit to Austria focuses on international co-operation against transnational crime

VIENNA, Austria – A visit by INTERPOL President Khoo Boon Hui provided an opportunity for the world police body and Austria to review their collaborative activities against transnational crime. It also highlighted the role of international partnerships and co-operation in forging regional security.Mr Khoo’s visit (29 May – 1 June) ended with the INTERPOL...
18 May 2010

Illegal ivory and rhino horn trade target of INTERPOL co-ordinated operation across southern Africa

A transnational operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL targeting wildlife crime across southern Africa has resulted in the location and closure of an illegal ivory factory, the seizure of nearly 400 kilos of ivory and rhino horn with a market value of more than one million dollars, as well as the arrest of 41 people.The two-day operation (13-14 May), codename...
29 January 2010

INTERPOL DNA match leads to Austrian arrest of man suspected of rapes across US and Europe

LYON, France – A DNA match made by INTERPOL has led to the arrest of an Afghan national in Austria suspected of a series of rapes in the US and in Europe.In December 2009, US authorities sent a DNA profile linked to a number of violent sex attacks in California between 2002 and 2004 to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France. INTERPOL’...
19 November 2009

International operation combats online supply of counterfeit and illegal medicines

An international week of action targeting the online sale of counterfeit and illicit medicines has resulted in a series of arrests and the seizure of thousands of potentially harmful medical products.In response to an ever-increasing number of websites supplying dangerous and illegal medicines, Operation Pangea II involving 24 countries was co-ordinated b...
10 November 2008

Arrest of Kazakh murder fugitive in Austria highlights role of international police co-operation

LYON, France – A fugitive Kazakh national wanted in his country for murder and subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice, or international wanted persons’ notice, has been arrested in Austria following an international operation across seven countries co-ordinated via INTERPOL.Asanali Zhekebayev, aged 33, who is wanted in Kazakhstan following his conviction there...
06 June 2008

Austria and Switzerland to screen visitors’ passports for Euro 2008 against INTERPOL’s global database

France – Visitors to the Euro 2008 football championships will have their passports checked against INTERPOL’s global database of Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database following Austria’s expansion of access to law enforcement officers throughout the country.The move follows close co-operation between the Austrian Ministry of the Interior and t...

Red Notices 5

Age today: 57 years old
Nationality: Austria


Age today: 41 years old
Nationality: China


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Yellow Notices 11

Age today: 8 years old
Nationality: Austria


Age today: 9 years old
Nationality: Austria


All Missing persons

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